HS Popular vote

Obama Popular Vote

89%

 

Romney Popular Vote

11%

Obama Issue Vote

81%

Romney Issue

19%

 

MS

 

Obama Popular Vote

70%

Romney Popular Vote

30%

Obama Issue Vote

59%

 

Romney Issue Vote

41%

Combined

Obama Popular

79.5%

Romney Popular

20.5%

Obama Issue Vote

70%

Obama Issue Vote

30%


HS and MS combined
 on voting merely by name recognition “personality vote”

Barak Obama      79.5%

Mitt Romney     20.5%

HS and MS combined on voting on the 8 issues that were presented

Barak Obama      70% in agreement

Mitt Romney     30% in agreement

HS on voting merely by name recognition:

Barak Obama      89%

Mitt Romney     11%

HS on voting on the 8 issues

Barak Obama      81% in agreement

Mitt Romney     19% in agreement

 

MS  on voting merely by name recognition:

Barak Obama      70%

Mitt Romney     30%

MS on voting on the 8 issues

Barak Obama      71% in agreement

Mitt Romney     29% in agreement


Agreement with President Obama on various issues as compared to Governor Mitt Romney’s states positions.  100% means full agreement by all students.  See issue ballot to see full question.

Grades 6-8

If you could vote in the US Election, who would you prefer?  (Circle one)

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama

You are:  Male / Female

Your Grade ____

Do you have an American passport Yes / No

ISSUE    (Circle One)

Choice A

(Obama)

Choice B

(Romney) – The students did not see these names

Military:  Does the US Military Need to be smaller?

Yes

NO

Environment:  Should there be more laws to restrict air pollution? (Be aware that some of this pollution causes global warming).  

YES

NO

Retirement:  Should people be taxed less so they can save money on their own, without government help?

NO

YES

Right to own Guns:  Is owning a gun a God given right?

NO

YES

Public Television:  Should the US government use tax dollars to subsidize (give money to) public television?

YES

NO

Foreign Policy:  Does the US government need to be more active in influencing governments in the middle east?

NO

YES

Public Health:  Should the US government play a more active role in providing healthcare to American citizens?

YES

NO

Taxes:  Should the richest Americans be asked to pay a higher income tax?

YES

NO

Which candidate most reflects your opinions?

A

B

Only completed ballots will be accepted.

Grades 9-12

If you could vote in the US Election, who would you prefer?  (Circle one)

Mitt Romney or Barack Obama

You are:  Male / Female

Your Grade ____

Do you have an American passport Yes / No

ISSUE

Choice A

ROMNEY

Choice B

OBAMA

Taxes:  In order to balance the federal budget, do you support reducing military spending?

NO

YES

Environment:  Do you support laws that would restrict greenhouse gasses?  

NO

YES

Retirement:  Should people be taxed less and allowed to use that extra money to put into their own retirement stock portfolios?

YES

NO

Right to own Guns:  Is the right to firearms a God given right?

YES

NO

Public Television:  Should the US government use tax dollars to subsidize public television?

NO

YES

Military:  Should the US government INCREASE spending on the military?

YES

NO

Public Health:  Should the US government play a more active role in providing healthcare to American citizens?

NO

YES

Taxes:  Should the richest Americans be asked to pay a higher income tax

NO

YES

Which candidate most reflects your opinions?

A

B

This is a simple count of the votes cast for each candidate compared to the way that the students voted on the issues. Zero shows a half and half siding with Republican issues and Democratic issues. To the left are Democratic issues, to the right, Republican.

Here are percentages based on the issues and how students voted. The “Republicans for Obama” voted on the Republican side of the issues but cast their vote for Obama. “Democrats for Romney” voted on the Democratic side of the issues but cast their vote for Romney, and so on. The color shows who they voted for except in the case of the bipartisans.

Here is the same idea, but now just counted by grade level. This is to show that the middle school students (in yellow) were much more confused about which issues fit with which candidate (or, being optimistic, that they are more open minded). The high school students were more likely to be straight ticket on the issues and the candidate.